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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Militant right wing violence and intimidation is sadly as American as cherry pie

Excerpt: For more than half a century, the police have treated right wing demonstrators and even terrorists differently than left wing demonstrators, a distinction that was again apparent on January 6th, 2021.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Three out of four members of the Capitol Police Board are gone or on their way out

Excerpt: The agency responsible for the protection of Congress' meeting place, the headquarters of the government of the United States, will be getting a major leadership overhaul.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory affirmed by Congress with all electoral votes counted

Excerpt: Thankfully, the lawsuits have failed, the Electoral College has voted, and its votes counted by Congress. Democracy has prevailed, and the candidates chosen by the people of the United States have been properly acknowledged as the winners of the election
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Joe Biden, Jay Inslee denounce Trump-incited terrorist attack on the United States Capitol

Excerpt: Read or watch what America's forty-sixth president and Washington's chief executive had to say about the violent insurrection of January 6th, 2021.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, Open Government
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Trump’s fascist goons launch physical attack on democracy, storm United States Capitol

Excerpt: The insurrection began following a rally held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to protest the 2020 presidential election results, at which Donald Trump urged participants to go to, and enter, the Capitol building.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Breaking News, Elections
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Cathy McMorris Rodgers joins plot to nullify Biden-Harris victory; Dan Newhouse declines

Excerpt: McMorris Rodgers will have the distinction of being the only Republican from Washington State to participate in the plot, as the state's other two Republicans have announced they will not be objecting to the election results.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Both Georgia Senate races ridiculously tight; Democratic challengers favored to win

Excerpt: That the Democrats could even make a pair of runoff elections in a southern state this close is something many political prognosticators would have dismissed as an utter fantasy just a few months ago, or even a weeks ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Polls have closed in Georgia; early results in Senate runoff elections now trickling in

Excerpt: As voting draws to a close in the Peach Tree State, the counting has kicked into high gear. No conclusions can really be drawn from early results, but there is data available to look at.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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After many years, victory in Georgia could finally be within the Democratic Party’s grasp

Excerpt: Regardless of whether or not the party wins the Georgia Senate runoffs, it will have competed fiercely, and left pretty much everything out on the field.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections
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Leaked audio offers fresh evidence that Trump is a criminal: Impeach him again

Excerpt: New articles of impeachment should be promptly bought against Donald Trump. The leaked tape alone provides ample evidence that Trump is engaged in criminal behavior and is violating the oath of office he took to protect and defend the Constitution.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (Dec. 28th-Jan. 1st, 2021)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the CASH Act and House and Senate repassage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which will now be implemented because each chamber mustered the two-thirds threshold needed to override Trump's veto.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
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More treachery: Anti-American Republican senators say they’re joining effort to throw out Electoral College results on January 6th

Excerpt: Their ultimate goal is to create a mechanism for changing enough Electoral College votes to keep Trump in office. Never mind what the voters said and did. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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U.S. Senate overrides Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act

Excerpt: The 2020 incarnation of the appropriations bill that funds the United States military will become law without Donald Trump's signature after more than two-thirds of the U.S. Senate voted for its implementation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, National Defense
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Banished Words for 2021

Excerpt: Read Lake Superior State University's forty-sixth List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness -- plus NPI's additions!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Holidays, Humor & Satire
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